District 5950 Rotarians in Action

I am Sharon Bloodworth your new, very excited, District Governor.  First, a big thanks to outgoing DG Jewelie Grape for her terrific year!!  Thank you so much!!

I have spent the last few weeks binge watching Ted Lasso.  The show highlights themes of kindness, teamwork, and personal growth.  Ted Lasso uses a "Believe" poster as a symbol of hope and positive thinking. He places it above the doorway in the locker room to constantly remind the team to have faith in themselves and their collective potential. The team achieved AMAZING outcomes channeling “Believe”.
 
Five Rotarians in Rotary International District 5950 have joined the Paul Harris Society (PHS) this year.
 
The PHS is a group of generous Rotarians who have pledged to donate $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation each year for as long as they are able.
New members of the PHS are Bob Danielson, Eden Prairie Noon; Raj Khankari, Maple Grove; Douglas Kveene, Willmar; Bob Scott, Edina; and Katy Uzpen, Eagan Kick-Start. Each received a certificate and chevron pin jacket to wear with their Paul Harris Fellow pins.
 
For more information on the PHS or to become a member, contact your club’s TRF Director or District 5950 PHS Chair Jennifer Bennerotte, jbennerotte@EdinaRotary.org.
It was an honor to prepare the next generation of club Presidents at the North Central President Elect training in-person and virtual events.  Best idea ever to have North Central President Elect training on Rotary's 119th Birthday! Much fun and learning was had by all.    The theme for 2024-2025 is “The Magic of Rotary”.  Our new presidents are tasked with going out into their clubs and spreading as much Rotary magic as possible to raise membership, create more service opportunities and make their club cultures as happy and inviting as possible.   We cannot wait to watch their success.
The District 5950 Foundation is offering a $30,000 scholarship to a qualified individual who wants to pursue a Master's-level program outside the United States.  Their study would begin in the fall of 2025 and must be concentrated in any one of Rotary's Seven Areas of Focus.  (More Information) 
  
Please note there are a couple of limitations.   Potential candidates must live within District 5950 (roughly Minneapolis, surrounding suburbs, and outstate communities to the west and northwest).  
Also, candidates, per IRS rules, may not be a Rotarian or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Rotarian .Give some thought to your networks of extended family and friends.  Please pass this brochure along to any individuals who might be interested in this opportunity.    
 
For More information, please contact Brad Johnson Global Grant Scholarship Chair
 
 
   
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